Over the years, Hollywood has taken some liberties with the abilities of a computer and the individuals who claim to know how to use them. Here is a quick look at some of our favorite ever-so-slight exaggerations the screenwriters, producers, and directors have given us.
Jurassic Park – It’s A Unix System
…and she knows it.
Hackers: The Whole Movie
An oddly dressed, rag tag bunch of hackers take on a evil skateboarding hacker. No really, they do…
CSI: “I’ll Create a GUI interface using Visual Basic”
Ok, so we’ll just have someone else solve the crime while you’re busy doing that.
The Italian Job
Playing video games at work.
So for those of you looking to work in the technology field, I’m sorry to tell you that computers don’t work like that. Please also note that the other programmers and coworkers in your office will rarely look like Charlize Theron or Angelina Jolie…